Unlock the benefits of grapefruit essential oil in an exfoliating grapefruit poppy seed scrub, perfect for summer skin!
Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of fresh grapefruit. It is a citrusy oil with a bright aroma. It’s aroma is often used in aromatherapy to encourage feelings of playfulness, joy, and satisfaction. Learn more about aromatherapy in my 10th book, Aromatherapy – A Practical Guide for Home and Family.
Besides aromatherapy, grapefruit essential oil is a great addition to skin care applications. I have used it in bath salts, body lotion, and milk baths too. It is a natural skin-toning essential oil like Lemon and Juniper. This exfoliating grapefruit poppy seed scrub will make your skin smoother-looking.
With the addition of pink Himalayan salt, cane sugar, and poppy seeds your dead skin cells will sloth away. As those dead skin cells shed they will reveal smoother-looking skin. Maybe most of all, coconut and vitamin E will lock in deep moisture for a healthy natural glow! No chemical filled sunless tanning lotions required. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
Supplies for Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub
- ½ cup coconut oil, unrefined
- ¼ cup sugar, organic cane
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- ¼ cup pink himalayan salt
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 12 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 1 – 6 ounce airtight container
Instructions to Make Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub
In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, sugar, and pink himalayan salt. Whisk well until smooth. Add poppy seeds and vitamin E oil and whisk thoroughly. Last, add 12 drops of grapefruit essential oil and whisk again to combine. Scoop scrub into an airtight container.
Yields: 6 ounces
To Use: Scoop a small amount into your hand. Massage in a circular motion into your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse with water. Repeat one to two times per week.
Make an extra jar of Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub to share. Gift it in style with a free printable Body Scrub Apothecary Tag. Grab it and more printables, checklists, and reference guides in the Life-n-Reflection Resource Library.
New to essential oils? For a detailed look at what an essential oil is, read more here. Get a bottle of grapefruit essential oil in my favorite essential oil starter kit! Whip up another scrub, perfect for bare summer feet – Softening Coconut Foot Scrub.
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